Sunday, 26 February 2017

Revenge by Nigel May


From Goodreads

If you keep dangerous secrets you’ll pay the ultimate price…

In the South of France, playground of the rich and famous, world renowned chef Dexter Franklin is organising a night to remember. As he opens the doors to his exclusive restaurant for the first time, he’s handpicked a list of guests, as hot and dazzling as the St Tropez sun itself:

Mew Stanton: Fashionable, beautiful and a notorious TV chef, Dexter’s ex-girlfriend has all the ingredients for success. As her books fly off the shelves, a secret from her past is about to surface with explosive consequences.

Holly Lydon: Ex girlband star who has fallen on hard times. Forced to make ends meet she’s having to sleep her way to the top. Now she’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Rosita Velázquez: Brazilian actress extraordinaire and girlfriend of Dexter’s brother, Leland. When she’s in town everybody needs to know about it, but this is one show-stopping entrance she’ll live to regret.

Three women have a past with Dexter and a grudge to bear against him. As fireworks ignite in the jet set capital of Europe, there’s murder on the menu. Who will be served their just desserts?

The sun is setting in the South of France. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and sit back for a read of revenge, regrets and shocking revelations that will have you hooked to the very last page.

My thoughts

My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, Bookouture for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

Nigel May has the ability to bring the old fashioned bonk buster style stories of the 1980's into the 21st century. He knows how to spin a good yarn centred around the glamour and wealth of characters with a celebrity status and lifestyle.

Dexter Franklin is a well known chef, as he plans the opening night of his new restaurant based in the stunning setting of St Tropez, in the south of France. He has hand picked a group of friends and acquaintances to a private gathering on the opening night. With no expense spared he makes sure that they are all able to attend.

As the group begin to assemble in St Tropez, some new relationships are formed and some older grudges are brought to the fore. None of them are aware of what Dexter has in store for them on opening night and as the night begins, we the reader sit back to watch the fireworks  begin!!

Told in the present with flashbacks to the past, this story is well written and soon has us embroiled in the lives of the characters.

This was the first story that I've read by Nigel May and it won't be my last. I can thoroughly recommend this story to anyone who loves to escape real life to experience the trials and tribulations of those that have a celebrity lifestyle.

I was more than happy to give this story a 4 stars or 8/10.

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